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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 10, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH: Yet another masterpiece in the Hawkeye fieldhouse

Oh, yeah, and it's an amazing Matrix as well. This is a bundle of pure joy just waiting to lay waste to the largest Ikea in town.

1 Feel Like A Stranger 10:07
2 Friend Of The Devil 08:17
3 New Minglewood Blues 07:39
4 Tennessee Jed 09:44
5 Cassidy 07:36
6 It Must Have Been The Roses 05:21
7 Crowd/Tuning/Technical Difficulties/Noodling 05:33
8 On The Road Again -> 02:54
9 Beat It On Down The Line 05:04
10 Stagger Lee 06:14
11 I Need A Miracle -> 05:01
12 Bertha 06:41
13 China Cat Sunflower -> 07:40
14 I Know You Rider 08:02
15 Lost Sailor -> 06:30
16 Saint Of Circumstance -> 06:50
17 Eyes Of The World -> 12:57
18 Drums -> 07:15
19 Space -> 08:59
20 Iko Iko -> 09:31
21 Truckin' -> 06:36
22 Stella Blue -> 08:22
23 Sugar Magnolia 11:42
24 It's All Over Now Baby Blue 06:39
25 Johnny B. Goode 04:15

I'll let an existing review summarize this beauty:

Reviewer: Stellablu122 - - April 16, 2009
Subject: Listen to this show..Now!
I have a much longer review on the other SB source, this show is one of the best of the best.The entire band is just so on and Jerry is so extremly on. I mean he hits every note he thinks of and his phasing is incredible. It is a remarkable performance. The first set is almost 80 minutes long and has plenty of upbeat tunes and the opener is killer as is the set closer, which is smokin'!
Set two is huge with a extended China>Rider which sits up with the best of the modern versions. It features one of the best fast tempo Eyes out there. The rest of the show is high caliber with an rollicking Aiko out of space to set the pace to the finish line. The set ending Sugar Magnolia is rockin, with Phil dropping uge bombs, is followed by a wonderful double encore.
The entire band clearly enjoys this magical night of music.
This matrix may be one of the best on the Archive, you feel like you are sitting, or rather dancing, right in front of the sound board.
Absolutely perfect

This one is fantastic and will make this Monday seem like less of a Monday. Great way to distract me from the flaming disaster that was the Sox/Yankees series this weekend.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 10, 2009 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Yet another masterpiece in the Hawkeye fieldhouse

Yep, gave this one a listen myself, although i went with the Miller soundboard. I have to admit the sbd is a little more sterile than i recall, which makes me think i have an aud of this show somewhere around here. Regardless, it does cap off a really nice run of shows from 7-31 until 8-10.

I pretty much agree with the reviewer that the post-space stuff is great, although I would give a special shout out for this version of Stella and a thumbs down for Bobby using the "sex change" line in a not so memorable Truckin'

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Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 11, 2009 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Yet another masterpiece in the Hawkeye fieldhouse

I was at this one in one of the front rows center. Saw lots of incredible shows at the Fieldhouse. Jackson Browne with David Lindley, Frank Zappa with Adrian Belew and this show were the standouts. The sound here was not good, but then we didn't know any better sound really existed. Fun place though to see a show.

They also played the Fieldhouse on March 20, 1971 and Feb. 24, 1973. Though there weren't many shows in Iowa, the overall quality of them is very high. Des Moines - 74, Cedar Falls - 78. They quit playing in the state not to long after this. Seemed they wanted to stick to the more urban crowded areas where they didn't have to travel much and could easily fill venues. Some great times though, rural midwest longhair Deadhead freaks - glad I was there.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 10, 2009 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Yet another masterpiece in the Hawkeye fieldhouse

One of my favorite attended shows. A Rare Iowa City performance. If memory serves, we're at a grand total of two through the entire history. An amazing rocker, in a very very old basketball stadium. I remember the place shaking so hard that people were actually concerned that the barn would fall down.

Later, I believe in 84, the old Field House was replaced by Carver Hawkeye Arena. A great venue for Basketball. There was no ObsView. The boys never played there. The sound would have been terrible, as it's essentially a cement hole with a glass top. I did attend a couple shows there, most notably Elton John. But the Field House was just a blast.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 10, 2009 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Yet another masterpiece in the Hawkeye fieldhouse

Diggin' the Eyes now

Hey Stagger, sounds like you had a real fun time.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 12, 2009 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Yet another masterpiece in the Hawkeye fieldhouse

Had a wonderful time.

Agree with Hal, there were some great shows at the Field House, and some great basketball games. Remember waiting all night one year for Neil Young tickets, but he canceled. Don't really remember why.

I do remember that it was almost surreal being in the land of corn, while there were so many people like me. I didn't know that there were so many dead heads in Iowa.

Did you go to school there?